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"But if you stick with the story - and considering the turgid performances, that's asking a lot - it does make sense and even has a certain thematic elegance. As the illusions reveal themselves, a confusion and sense of terror slowly build. Or at least that's what should happen if the production wasn't so lethargic." Full Review
"There's just no killing New York's currently longest-running play. On Sunday, Warren Manzi's 1987 murder mystery, directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, hits a major mile-marker: 10,000 performances. Having never seen the show before, the time seemed right. As of No. 9,980, there's still life in the modestly diverting thriller." Full Review
"In the face of awkward segues within the characters’ dialogue and the lack of chemistry, Perfect Crime is still an intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters like any suspenseful piece of work will do. And in my opinion, that is its strongest asset." Full Review
See it if you want to see the longest-running Off-Broadway show, are a fan of Lifetime movies, or delight in the trends of the 80's.
Don't see it if you demand nuance from your "mysteries."
See it if You want to be able to say you've seen the "longest-running play" in New York.
Don't see it if Bad acting will (understandably) bother you. You're sensitive to loud noises. You'll have a hard time following a very convoluted plot.
See it if you like a murder mystery type of show. Confusing at parts, slow at parts and awful at parts.
Don't see it if if you don't like slow, baseless shows that can put you to sleep at different times. I cannot figure how this show has lasted so long, was n
See it if You like to see shows so bad that they are good. You get free tickets. Bad acting, bad plots amuse you.
Don't see it if You care about theater. You expect decent acting, decent plot when seeing a show. It's laughable & shouldn't be.
See it if You have seen every murder mystery of the past, and you need to support yet another show about a murder mystery - no matter how amateurish:(
Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a show that's linear in plot; You don't like acting that seems cartoonish and fake: like a parody of a mystery.
See it if Engrossing murder mystery with a determined detective and an engaging male psychiatric patient who wears women's dresses (fun to watch!)
Don't see it if The current cast is really top-notch and I highly enjoyed the show (wasn't hard at all to follow; not sure why there is so much negativity.)
See it if You just want to check this one off the list. It is the longest running play in New York!
Don't see it if You think you're going to see an interesting thriller or murder mystery. Be warned, it's awful.
See it if you like campy murder mysteries and want to see an example of a play that makes you wonder how it could possibly still be running
Don't see it if you want to enjoy a good evening of theater
See it if You like off-broadway and like murder mysteries. Don't have great expectations it's a play. Be entertained. Relax and enjoy the show.
Don't see it if You don't like murder mysteries. Don't see it if you like fast paced shows.
See it if If you're old, like really old & like "Matlock"..This show is SO dated... I understand it has longest-TENURED actress, but, OMG! SNOOZEFEST
Don't see it if You want something up-to-date
See it if No reason. I walked out at intermission. Terrible. For the life of me - I have no idea why it's been playing this long.
Don't see it if You don't want to throw away you money on a cliched stupid "mystery" that isn't very mysterious.